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Yoga Nidra

Yoga Nidra - „the sleep of the yogi“ - originates in the Yoga Traditions of the Himalaya. Swami Satyananda Saraswati from the Bihar School of Yoga in India and Swami Rama, who founded the Himalayan Institute, have both systematized such a practice. The origin of Yoga Nidra is a Tantric practice called Nyasa, which means "to place". The awareness is placed in the body in different ways. It's a highly efficient method of deep relaxation that helps us to completely relax and regenerate on a physical, mental and emotional level. At the same time it is vitalizing and gently invigorating, the mind becomes fresh and clear.
This technique is suitable for everyone, it's very simple. It's ideal for all the "high performance people" among us who are constantly stressed, they will draw great benefit. However, the original and true purpose is a spiritual one: You can gain deep insides in the nature of your consciousness with this practice. Yoga Nidra is a conscious deep sleep state where the awareness "sinks down" into the formless stillness and spaciousness. The intensity of the influence of our mind through karmic habit patterns (vasanas, samskaras, old mental imprints) gets milder and milder and ultimately these imprints get dissolved: Ultimate Freedom!

 

 

 

The next Yoga Nidra course in English will take place @ Airyoga on March 8, 2020.

 

Next course in German @ Airyoga: August 16th, 2020

 

Yoga Nidra afternoon workshops at Ayuryoga Center:  to be announced...

 

 

Swami Satyananda gets to the heart of it when he says:

"Wheather you think too much or you don't think at all, you accumulate tensions. If you work physically or you do not work at all, you accumulate tensions. Weather you sleep too much or not at all, you accumulate tensions.
Weather you take a heavy protein diet, a carbohydrate diet, or a vegetarian diet, you accumulate tensions. And these tensions amass in the different layers of the human personality. They accumulate in the muscular, emotional and mental systems."

Through the regular practice of Yoga Nidra these tensions are tackled and resolved on all levels, even on the deepest formless level.

In Yoga Nidra we lie in Savasana (corpse pose) while the teacher guides us through a series of awareness exercises and visualizations, depending on the methode you use. Thereby we sink first into a state between relaxed wakefulness and dream and later with more practice into conscious deep sleep. On any level of practice we can gain experiental knowledge of deeper levels of our mind, the unconscious or subconscious mind. The awareness goes back to a simple, fresh and unobstructed state.
If practiced on a regular basis, Yoga Nidra represents a source of health, strength, inspiration and joy. And a source of wonder and amazement about life in a human form as well!

In contact with the Source!

 

 In this challenging times it is important to take more time than usual for maintaining good health. Fresh air and sunshine and walks in Nature are important, even though the order is to stay home. Meditation, Pranayama, physical Movement practices and chanting or praying are very good ways of keeping the spirit up. I will soon offer a live-stream class through zoom and also a Yoga Nidra class through the Airyoga channels.

Let me know if you are interested.

On Saturday, April 4th, we also will stream a Kirtan evening!

Wishing you all the best!

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March 14 & 15, 2020 at Airyoga ZH. Healing Breathwork & Yoga with Adrian Wirth and Guido Lenz.

Cancelled and moved to June 6 & 7!

Every half a year, a classic since 8 years. This spring a bit earlier than usual... Experience the simple and powerful connection to the mysteries of life through your breath! Dive deep into altered states of consciousness where healing and transformation is possible! Expect the unexpected. (in German!)

 

More infos and registration: Airyoga.ch